University of Holy Cross

Outside Scholarship List

Programs for Undergraduate Students

Organizations other than schools exist which sponsor student scholarships.  Students are responsible for researching and applying for these scholarships. This is a random selection of scholarships that we identified by doing a simple search on Google to help get you started.

General Interest

  • The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics - essay contest intended to challenge undergraduate juniors and seniors to analyze the urgent ethical questions facing them. Application Deadline: Normally in December with awards disbursed for the following academic year
  • The Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program -- up to 50 scholarships will be awarded to students currently attending community colleges or two-year institutions and planning to transfer to four-year institutions. Application Deadline: Normally in November with awards disbursed for the following academic year
  • Horatio Alger Scholarship Program - The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education; and a desire to contribute to society. Application Deadline: To be announced  for students starting school in 2015-2016
  • offers an essay contest for college students and incoming freshmen. 2014 TOPIC: “The foreclosure crisis that swept the nation several years ago claimed countless well-to-do homeowners, who were forced out of their houses when the economy hit rock-bottom. Those victims, along with the economy, are now beginning to slowly recover. And with collective home prices — and interest rates — still at very attractive levels, these "foreclosure victims" have transitioned into potential "boomerang buyers." How can these buyers with checkered pasts best take advantage of the current desirable real estate market conditions? There are a several actions these "boomerang buyers" can take to get back into home ownership. Please describe in your own words how the "rent-to-own" option, among others, might best benefit these folks until they are ready to go "all in" on another mortgage.”  Application Deadline: December 15, 2014.
  • Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships - The Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships recognize students who are driving awareness and mobilizing youth to be catalysts for innovative models and solutions to eliminate hunger in America. The scholarship recipients each receive $5,000 for their education as well as a matching grant in their name for the hunger-related charity of their choice. 2012 Application Period: Normally in early December with awards to be disbursed during the following academic year

Business and Finance

Math and Science

  • "SMART" Scholarship Program - The Department of Defense (DoD) offers scholarships to undergraduate, master's and doctoral students who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for training in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) fields. The DoD also offers them career opportunities to continue their research as civilian employees of a DoD laboratory after graduation
  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program- offers scholarship awards to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical research. Application Deadline: March 3, 2015 for the 2015-16 acdemic year.
  • American Chemical Society Scholars Program - the program is designed to encourage African-American, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian students to pursue undergraduate college degrees in the chemical sciences and chemical technology. Application Period:  November 1  - February 28. APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1. (annual)
  • The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program - created to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering and to foster excellence in these fields.
  • Ernest Hollings Scholarship Program - Eligible undergraduates studying biological, life, and agricultural sciences; physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; computer and information sciences; social and behavioral science; and teacher education are encouraged to apply. Annual Application Period: November though January (annual)

Public Service

  • The Harry Truman Scholarship Foundation --$30,000 total grant awarded to undergraduate students who plan to attend graduate or professional school in preparation for careers in government, the non-profit sector, or elsewhere in public service. Projected Application  Deadline:  February 4, 2015 for the 2015-2016 award year
  • The Thomas Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship - applicants must be in the junior year of undergraduate study with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.

The Arts

  • Annual CHRISTOPHER Video Contest -- A non-profit organization founded in 1945, The Christophers use mass media to encourage all individuals to recognize their unique abilities and use them to raise the standards of public life.
  • -MusicScholarships.US provides Free information on Music Scholarships, Grants, Competitions and Awards Resources for students preparing for an exciting career in music.

Special Interest Groups

  • LeTendre Education Fund Scholarship Program provides scholarship assistance to students who are homeless or have experienced homelessness.
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund -awards generally range from $1,000 to $2,500. Programs available to students in community colleges, 4 year colleges and graduate schools. 2015- 2016 Application Information projected to be released: January 1, 2015
  • Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund - National scholarship program that is geared towards women who earned their high school diploma or GED at least 10 years ago and who are now seeking a college degree. Application Deadline: Check back in October
  • National Italian American Foundation Scholarship Program - The NIAF has an education budget of $1,000,000 and will award scholarships and grants to outstanding students. Awards will be based on academic merit and divided between two groups of students: Application Deadline Normally December 1st for the following academic year.
  • The Gates Millennium Scholars Program - fellowships for outstanding low-income African-American, Native American, Hispanic American students.
  •  Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays("PFLAG" of New Orleans)- Application Deadline: Normally early spring  with awards made for the following academic year.
  • Press Club of New Orleans Journalism Scholarship Program - awards to Louisiana residents enrolled in print or broadcast journalism programs. Application Deadline:  Check for web site updates. Normally in the spring with awards being disbursed during the following Academic year.
  • Peter Agris Memorial Scholarship for Greek-Americans pursuing careers in journalism and communications. Application Deadline: Normally March 1
  • Cancer for College - Cancer for College was formed in 1993 by Craig Pollard as a senior project while at the USC Business School. Craig was a two-time cancer survivor and witnessed first hand the financial impact cancer can have on a family and the hope a college education can provide to a survivor.

Study Abroad

  • George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program- The Mitchell Scholars Program is a national competitive fellowship sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance. The Mitchell Scholars Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell’s pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to public service and community. Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
  •  NSEP Boren Scholarships for International Study - Application Deadline: See web site for more information
  • The Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship Competition for the 2015 -16 academic year - awards up to $5,000 for undergraduate study abroad programs. Application Deadline:  March 3, 2015



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